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From "Erik Hatcher (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (SOLR-1957) Move VelocityResponseWriter from contrib/ to core
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:03:23 GMT


Erik Hatcher updated SOLR-1957:

    Attachment: SOLR-1957.patch

First pass at a patch file.  Some svn mv commands are needed to.  Will document the full patch
steps soon.

> Move VelocityResponseWriter from contrib/ to core
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-1957
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Response Writers
>    Affects Versions: 1.4
>            Reporter: Erik Hatcher
>            Assignee: Erik Hatcher
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: SOLR-1957.patch
> The VelocityResponseWriter deserves to be a first-class citizen in Solr, and not tacked
on.  The benefit is that UI can be generated right from Solr cleanly and easily via simple
templating.  The longer term goal is to migrate from the Solr admin interface from inflexible
built-in JSPs to a cleaner layout Velocity set of templates that can be overridden externally
if desired (for styling, or adding in plugin UI).
> Another large benefit to having VrW in core is that plugins can then ship with Velocity
templates in their own .jar files to provide their own bits of UI or templated response capabilities
(text fragments or full HTML responses).
> The impact of this change is a slightly larger solr.war with the additional Velocity
dependencies added-in.

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